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03 / 06 / 14
Practically Speaking 45: Cultural Appreciation or Appropriation?

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson was joined by Andrew Johnson, Executive Director of the American Indian Center (a Cherokee). She was also joined by one of the founders of the Center, Susan Power (a Lakota). They break down the tendency to misappropriate what it means to be Native American, and explore the diversity and histories within Native American cultures.

(image of Sioux chief High Horse, Rosebud Sioux Reservation circa 1900)


Then, contributor Alex Thibodeau explores the motivations of non-Blacks who have dedicated their academic studies to Black culture.
Tune in for fresh installments of Practically Speaking on Fridays at 11am and Saturdays at 11am(CST) on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5 (NWI)

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03 / 04 / 14
Practically Speaking 43: The Fight to Love

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson explores the groundbreaking case of Loving vs. State of Virginia. It’s the 1967 case that made it legal for Richard and Mildred Loving (and interracial couples throughout the United States) to marry.

Then, we revisit Alex Thibodeau’s story of finding identity while growing up biracial in Detroit. His father was absent, and growing up, he tried to figure out what it meant to “be black.”

We also hear audio captured by Audra from her trip to New Mexico. She talks to Chris and Bird, two people who are learning that sometimes our differences can make our relationships stronger.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Fridays and Saturdays at 11am CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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6law, love, culture, loving vs. virginia, race, Practically Speaking, Vocalo,

02 / 26 / 14

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On the next Practically Speaking, we explore the motivations of non-Blacks who have dedicated their academic studies to Black culture. We also break down the tendency to misappropriate what it means to be Native American, and explore the diversity within Native American culture.

Tune in Friday at 11am on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (Chi) | 89.5 (Nwi)

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02 / 06 / 14
Practically Speaking 41: Is Gay The New Black?

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C.C. is a self-proclaimed “P.K.” (“preacher’s kid”), an academic, a writer and, in her own words, “a Black who happens to be lesbian.” She is founder of POW WOW, an organization that has provided resources to the Black LGBT community.
On this installment of Practically Speaking, C.C. talks about marriage equality, what it means to be “queer,” and why gay isn’t “the new Black.” Also, we explore anti-gay sentiment in the Caribbean with activist Maxim Thorne. He offers his own opinion on whether Gay is the New Black.
Plus, we talk to Cultural Anthropologist Clinton Nichols. He talks about the roles of Blacks in the early Gay Rights Movement, and the roles of Gays in the early Civil Rights Movement.

Tune in to fresh installments Fridays and Saturdays at 11am (CST) on vocalo.org | 89.5FM (NWI) | 90.7FM (Chicago)

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6PRactically Speaking, vocalo, the new black, culture, gay rights, civil rights,

01 / 14 / 14
Practically Speaking 38: What's in a Name Part II

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson breaks down “ethnic” names and the perceptions that come along with them. We explore the history of African and African-American names in the US, and hear personal stories of people from around the globe who have had to explain (and sometimes defend) their names.

Also, we explore Black identity outside the U.S. with Nathalie Etoke, professor of French and Africana Studies at Connecticut College.

Tune in to fresh installments Fridays and Saturdays at 11am on vocalo.org | 89.5FM (NWI) | 90.7FM (Chicago)

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6names, culture, vocalo, black francophones, france, racism, Practically Speaking,

11 / 25 / 13
What's Hip? umm... Hipsters!
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'Morning AMp' intern and comedian Tim Barnes joins hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the current state of hipsterdom in his weekly segment ‘What’s Hip?’

Tim suggests that the hipster culture has become a part of main stream American culture, given the current trends in dress and the success of shows like ‘The New Girl’ and ‘Portlandia.’

Brian and Molly argue about what defines a hipster, and a few insightful callers chime in as well.

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6vocalo, live, talk, radio, chicago, hipster, hippie, culture, stand up, brian babylon, molly adams, tim barnes, the whiskey journal, wbez, callers,

10 / 09 / 13
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This week on Reclaimed Soul, we welcome visual artist/spoken word artist/poet/vocalist avery r. young. He will be talking about his new album project:  “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid”. A part of his artist residency though the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, he engaged the Washington Park community though a series of open rehearsals as part of the recording process.
we’ll preview a few tracks, and listen in on the rehearsal process.
For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)
You can also check out vocalo.org/reclaimedsoul for more on the show.
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vocaloreclaimedsoul:

This week on Reclaimed Soul, we welcome visual artist/spoken word artist/poet/vocalist avery r. young. He will be talking about his new album project:  “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid”. A part of his artist residency though the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, he engaged the Washington Park community though a series of open rehearsals as part of the recording process.
we’ll preview a few tracks, and listen in on the rehearsal process.
For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)
You can also check out vocalo.org/reclaimedsoul for more on the show.
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vocaloreclaimedsoul:

This week on Reclaimed Soul, we welcome visual artist/spoken word artist/poet/vocalist avery r. young. He will be talking about his new album project: “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid”. A part of his artist residency though the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, he engaged the Washington Park community though a series of open rehearsals as part of the recording process.

we’ll preview a few tracks, and listen in on the rehearsal process.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

You can also check out vocalo.org/reclaimedsoul for more on the show.

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6vocalo, reclaimed soul, avery r. young, culture,

10 / 01 / 13
Practically Speaking 28: Unpacking Afrofuturism

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This installment of Practically Speaking, artist and educator D. Denenge Akpem helped us to unpack Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a cultural movement that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and Afrocentricity, in order to critique present-day dilemmas of people of color. It also tries to remix and re-examine the historical events of the past. For more about D. Denenge Akpem, including a link to her blog, “The Afro-Futurist”, visit: http://denenge.net/

We also heard from avant-garde musician and composer David Boykin. He expressed his opinions of the new cultural movement. For more about David Boykin, visit: http://sonichealingministries.com

Plus, host Audra Wilson profiles visionary Science Fiction author Octavia Butler.

Practically Speaking airs fresh installments Fridays at 11am on http://vocalo.org 89.5fm (NWIndy) and 90.7fm (CHI).

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09 / 24 / 13
Reclaimed Soul: Segregated City
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On this installment of Reclaimed Soul (which originally aired in December of 2012), host Ayana Contreras sat down with filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Peter Kuttner from Kartemquin Films. Kartemquin collaborated with Black Cinema House back in December to present “Chicago: Segregated City”, a screening and discussion of three of Kartemquin’s classic films about racial issues in Chicago, along with an exclusive sneak preview of 63 Boycott, their in-progress film about the 1963 boycott of Chicago Public Schools by thousands of African American parents and students.

On this show we feature snippets from the films that were screened (all produced in Chicago in the 1970s):

UE/Wells (1975, 15 min.)

Winnie Wright, Age 11 (1974, 26 min.)

Trick Bag (1974, 21 min.)

We also talk about the process behind making 63 Boycott (2013), a work in progress being produced with previously unreleased footage of the 1963 Boycott of Chicago Public Schools.

Reclaimed Soul airs Thursdays at 8pm-10pm (CST) on vocalo.org, or tune in on 90.7fm and 89.5fm.

You can also check out vocalo.org/reclaimedsoul for more on the show.

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09 / 10 / 13
Practically Speaking 26: Coming Together

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On this week’s Practically Speaking, we explore what happens when we come together (despite a society bent on keeping us apart). Alex Thibodeau brings us a piece on identity. He’s biracial (Jamaican/White). His father was absent, and growing up, he tried to figure out what it meant to “be black.”

We also hear audio captured by Audra from her trip to New Mexico. She talks to Chris and Bird, two people who are learning that our differences can make our relationships stronger.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Fridays and Saturdays at 11am CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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09 / 10 / 13
Shacks And Shanties: a temporary art project

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The “Shacks & Shanties” project is a South Side Chicago installation initiative organized by Faheem Majeed. Shacks were constructed as platforms for artistic performances and installations. I attended one such installation/performance, titled “Ghana Must Go” after the infamous plaid patterned tote bags that are so prevalent in West Africa. I talked to Faheem Wajeed as well as Abbéy Odunlami, the artist behind “Ghana Must Go”. We talked about community engagement, fashion, and appropriation.

This piece was produced for “Reclaimed Soul” (hosted by Ayana Contreras). Reclaimed Soul airs Thursdays from 8-10pm on http://vocalo.org, and over the airwaves  on 89.5fm (NWindy) and 90.7fm (CHI).

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6art, culture, africa, nyfw2013, Ghana Must Go, reclaimed soul, Faheem Majeed,

07 / 23 / 13
Practically Speaking - Look Closely - Africans vs African-Americans

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In this episode of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson sits down with Heather Robinson, Executive Director of the South Side Community Art Center to discuss the history, purpose and future of the museum. Despite its origin as a private residence, the SSCAC opened in 1940 as the first black art center in the US and now boasts itself as the oldest African-American art center in existence. The center currently features an exhibit about the Afri-COBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) movement of 1960s Chicago.

In the second segment of Practically Speaking, Wilson speaks with Chatto Wright, a Ghanaian hairdresser and salon-owner. Wright discusses her experience as an African immigrant raising two African-American sons. We also hear from one of her sons, Teddy, about treading the line between the two seemingly different worlds.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Fridays at 11am (New Time!) CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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06 / 18 / 13
Practically Speaking 16: The Model Minority (and other Myths)

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On this installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with Ami Gandhi of the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute and Tanvi Shah of the Indo-American Organization. They talk about changes in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago (known as a stronghold of Indian and Pakistani culture) that are drawing in immigrants of various backgrounds, including Africans. The image we’ve used for this episode was taken on West Ridge’s Devon Avenue by Sally Ryan.

They also talk about the damage that the myth of a “Model Minority” can do, and how communities of color can come together, despite deeply ingrained stereotypes.

Speaking of stereotypes, we also hear African-American artist and activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk about how he had to face stereotypes about African culture while on a trip to Senegal. He also talks about the responsibility of Hip-Hop as a global ambassador.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Saturdays at 1pm CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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06 / 12 / 13

Vocalo Overdrive: Feminist Wednesday June 12, 2013 f

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No Woman Superheroes: Joss Whedon is angry at Hollywood. For years the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator has been trying to make films about female superheroes. Filmmakers say the movies won’t sell and that no one wants to see a female superhero. Are they correct?

Protesting Abercrombie:

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06 / 07 / 13
practicallyspeaking-vocalo:

On Saturday’s Installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with Ami Gandhi of the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute and  Tanvi Shah of the Indo-American Organization. They talk about changes in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago (known as a stronghold of Indian and Pakistani culture) that are drawing in immigrants of various backgrounds, including Africans. The image above was taken on West Ridge’s Devon Avenue by Sally Ryan. 
They also talk about the damage that the myth of a “Model Minority” can do, and how communities of color can come together, despite deeply ingrained stereotypes.
Speaking of stereotypes, we also hear African-American artist and activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk about how he had to face stereotypes about African culture while on a trip to Senegal. He also talks about the responsibility of Hip-Hop as a global ambassador.
Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Saturdays at 1pm CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.
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practicallyspeaking-vocalo:

On Saturday’s Installment of Practically Speaking, host Audra Wilson talks with Ami Gandhi of the South Asian American Policy & Research Institute and  Tanvi Shah of the Indo-American Organization. They talk about changes in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago (known as a stronghold of Indian and Pakistani culture) that are drawing in immigrants of various backgrounds, including Africans. The image above was taken on West Ridge’s Devon Avenue by Sally Ryan

They also talk about the damage that the myth of a “Model Minority” can do, and how communities of color can come together, despite deeply ingrained stereotypes.

Speaking of stereotypes, we also hear African-American artist and activist Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk about how he had to face stereotypes about African culture while on a trip to Senegal. He also talks about the responsibility of Hip-Hop as a global ambassador.

Practically Speaking airs fresh episodes Saturdays at 1pm CST on vocalo.org, and over the air at 89.5fm and 90.7fm in Chicago. Visit vocalo.org and press play.

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